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LINKTV
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
, the inauguration also comes on the federal holiday in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr., who delivered his "i have a dream" speech 50 years ago, not far from here at the lincoln memorial. later in our special coverage, we will air excerpts of some of dr. king's less often played speeches, including "beyond vietnam." why he opposed the war in vietnam. but first, we turn to some of the voices of hope and resistance from sunday night's piece ball. not affiliated with any political party, the celebration at the mead center for american theater paid tribute to the continuing struggle for peace and justice here in the united states and throughout the world. we begin with naacp president benjamin jealoin. >> this is the place to be tonight. the challenge for our country was never to see the day when a person of color would be president, know the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to happen again and again. we knew it could be condoleezza rice. it could be colin powell. but we got barack obama. we got a man who was a product of a progressive movement. as we stand her
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 11:00pm EST
, thousands joined the first family in a day of service honoring dr. martin luther king. tonight, thousands hit the inaugural concerts. ♪ nothing's ever going to take a bow ♪ oh, no, because nothing can keep me from loving you ♪ ♪ that's a house of cards caving in ♪ do you ever feel everything ♪ >> a lot of big stars are in town with more on the way for the inaugural. some of the parties are well underway tonight. our ken molestina is outside the generation now party in northwest, where will i am, common and t. payne put on a show. how was it? >> reporter: it's still going on strong right now. this is the weekend to be in washington, d.c. the glitz and glamour, celebrities walking around our street. you could confuse this place for either l.a. or miami. we're in front of the portrait gallery where the party has been going on all day. today we were talking about young voters out on the red carpet. take a look. >> our time.org inaugural party was a star-studded event with names like will i am and common, all of them talking about the importance of the young american vote. >> ta
FOX
Jan 20, 2013 10:00pm EST
the civil rights float and a float paying tribute to dr. martin luther king. >> then you see the tuskegee air american float which pays tribute to the young african american soldiers which fought in world war ii, the first aviator military to fight in the war. >> these boys helped win the war and preserve our freedom that we have today. you know, i don't want people to forget that. >> reporter: along with the eight official floats there are 11 others commissioned by groups marching in the parade including nasa. look out for full size models of the curiosity mars rover and orion, the capsule that will take humans farther into space than ever before. >> the astronauts will be riding in that going on the next mission, so we have four, five or six astronauts that will be in the parade along with that. >> reporter: passers-by delighted to get up close with these works of art. patricia campbell says it helps teach her granddaughter about patriotism. >> the beauty of some of these floats is we can explain to her some of the things that our foreparents and those that have gone before us have d
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
long people came here to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr. >> reporter: hundreds of people boarded cal train for the freedom train from san jose to san francisco. it commemorates the alabama civil civil rights march. >> this is for all americans. to get out and enjoy this day and to celebrate and remember the struggles that we all have been through. [ singing ] >> reporter: hundreds of people join said them for a mile and a half march to the gardens. >> celebrating dr. king and celebrating community. that is important. >> reporter: more than a thousand people attended prayer services services and presentations on the life of dr. king. she knew and marched with dr. king. >> very, very nice. he was a wonderful person. wonderful person. non-violent. turning of the cheek. >> reporter: she was one of many african americans turned away that voting both. joining a dangerous protest march. she marched with dr. king on the civil rights march. >> very, very scary and a memorable experience that just doesn't go away. >> reporter: many people said a lot changed but more needs
ABC
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm EST
others. the president started this to honor the legacy of dr. martin luther king? >> that is right, and this is the kickoff of the inauguration weekend. this day of service sets a different tone. before he is sworn in, president obama is shipping in. today, the first family picked up their paint brushes and volunteered in northeast, d.c. >> this is what america's about. this is what we celebrate. >> they started the day of service at their first inauguration, a call for people to volunteer on this specific day. vice-president joe biden spent today in southeast at the d.c. armory, filling care packages for troops. on the national mall, a service summit, with celebrities like eva longoria and chelsea clinton. >> it is inspiring to see all of these people out here. everybody is here to give back. >> and people did not even have to wait. they can participate on service projects on site. >> it shows the love and passion we have for one another. >> president obama said this service they should be a symbol of how the nation can work together. they spent the day pending a bookshelf. the pr
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 4:30am EST
is when the american people celebrate the second inaugural and dr. martin luther king's birthday the president will swear inpublically with a bible used by the civil rights leader and place his hands on a bible used by abraham lincoln. 800,000 people are expected to pack the national paul. >> we are -- mall. >> we are celebrating each other and celebrating the incredible nation that we call home. >> reporter: the president and vice president along with the families will begin the day by attending church at st. john's across from the white house an inaugural tradition. it's followed by the big parade and the glitzy inaugural balls. security is extremely tight 13,000 military and law enforcement personnel will watch over the proceedings. >> protecting an event this large with this many venues and this number of people coming requires a lot of coordination and a lot of organization. >> reporter: overnight, mr. obama and the first lady with supporters at an inaugural reception showed off their love. the president weighing in on his wife's new hairdo. >> i love her bangs. she looks go
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
and will use one of dr. martin luther king's bibles during the ceremony toda oh, really? >> the family was just thrilled he was gonna be doing this. so on this day that we honor martin luther king. >> again, you are looking at live pictures. even though they are not expecting as big a crowd there, we're still estimating about 800,000 people will be in the mall in washington, d.c. for this public inauguration of president obama in washington, d.c. >>> we just wanted to bring you all of that excitement live. we are minutes away from the festivities. >> all right. there's this island -- and it's got super-cute kangaroos. barrow island has got rare kangaroos. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> we're just moments away from national coverage of president obama's inauguration some. we're looking at live pictures. that's his vehicl
CSPAN
Jan 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
and treat all its citizens as equals before the law and in the heart. dr. martin luther king's dream was the american dream. his quest is our quest. our history has been built on such dreams and labors. and by our dreams and labors we will redeem the promise of america in the 21st century. host: from 1997, to a live view here in washington, d.c. in the area around where the parade will take place following the presidential address. he made that reference to dr. martin luther king and one will expect that the president will make a longer reference tomorrow. guest: i think so. i think tomorrow is historic moment in civil rights history. it was 50 years ago that dr. martin luther king made his "i have a dream" speech on the mall. 50 years ago was the assassination of john f. kennedy , the horrific church bombing was 50 years ago. so the president will be surrounded symbolically and historically by a lot of civil rights milestones. in fact, i believe the widow of evers will give a speech. yes, i think this will be a moment where he will definitely refer to the civil rights milestones tha
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 5:30pm PST
to honor dr. martin luther king jr. >> i just wanted an opportunity to say thank you to everyone that worked so hard on the campaign. >> reporter: really a wonderful day out there on the national mall today. next we'll be heading to california's ball, talking to some of the top state legislators who will be there, about issues like gun control and the democratic super majority. >> there's talk that there's less excitement than there was four years ago, when the president's inauguration was unprecedented. what is it like there? >> reporter: i think there is a lot of energy and enthusiasm out here, although i will say, from what we've seen today, we have not certainly seen the crowds that there were out and about four years ago. certainly the energy is there, but it seems like so far it will be a much smaller number of people in attendance this time around. >> all right. christin ayers in washington, d.c. tonight. thank you so much. >>> and stay with cbs 5 for complete coverage of the inauguration with special reports tomorrow and monday from c
CBS
Jan 22, 2013 4:30am PST
the hotel, the words of dr. martin luther king ringing in her ears. >> he said, i may not get there to see it, but it's coming. and look at us. it's here. it is really here. >> reporter: uncertain whether her husband would remember this, but holding on to hope. >> it really is significant. and just knowing so many years ago what people went through, and groups of people went through, and what are still going through today, to see this kind of -- >> but the change, a lot has changed, especially in his lifetime of 90 years. to see an african-american president inaugurated, it's quite something too. >> i know it. >> on m.l.k. day. >>> president obama begins his second term, and congress has another big vote to cast. >> dangerous conditions leave a surfer stranded on seal island, why he had to do -- what he had to do in order to be rescued. >>> we're one day closer to the super bowl, the niners are going but the big question is are you? can you afford it? we'll show you the numbers when we return on cbs 5. >> we want to know what would you be
FOX
Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
with his hand on two bibles. one used by lincoln at his first inauguration and one used by dr. martin luther king, jr. >> preserve, protect and defend, the constitution of the united states. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> john roberts administered the holt and president obama and daughters stood by his side. >> for we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do well and a growing number barely make it. >> the weather was chilly but michelle obama and president obama took time to walk some of the parade walk. >> and the ball is underway right now in washington, d.c. a live look at president obama and michelle obama having this dance. the festivities under way in the nation's capital. let's take a listen. [ music playing ] >> al green toon there. >> there are only two balls this year. the president and the first lady enjoying the dance. >> tens of thousands of people filled the national mall today to get a look at the inauguration ceremony. ktvu's ken pritchett is live in the nation's capital where he spoke with people who were thrilled to be a
FOX
Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
. martin luther king. >> didn't you see the tuskegee airmen float that pays tribute to the african-american soldiers and the first military aviators to fight in a war. >> reporter: a rep apply day of the p-51 that they flew. >> they helped win the war and preserve our freedom that we have today. i don't want people to forget that. >> reporter: along with the eight official floats there are 11 others commissioned by groups marching in the parade including nasa. look out for full size models of the curiosity mars rover and orion. >> the astronauts will be riding in that on the next mission. we have four, five, six astronauts in the parade along with that. passersby delighted to get up close with these works of art ahead of the big day. it helps teach her granddaughter about president theism. >> the beauty is that we can explain to her some of the scenes that are for parents and those that have gone before us has done in order to afford us the privilege of all of what we are observing right now. >> reporter: lauren demarco, fox 5 news. >>> well, not a bad day today. we don't have many
CBS
Jan 20, 2013 1:35am EST
service to honor the late dr. martin luther king, jr. >> this is what we celebrate. this inauguration, we're going to be -- it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. but it should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> tomorrow the president takes the oath of office at noon to begin a second term. it will be a private ceremony at the white house. the public swearing in takes place on monday at the u.s. capital followed by the inaugural parade. >>> it's not a sellout of four years ago. hotels are reporting 70% occupancy. still that means hundreds of thousands of visitors adding millions of dollars to the local economy. they're coming from all parts of the country for the celebrations this weekend. jennifer shows us the glitz and glamour behind the state inaugural fashion show. >> reporter: a little light and glamour of hollywood found its way to washington this weekend. >> well, this is old california. >> reporter: the golden state is on full display with around 700 proud californians here to meet, greet and celebrate one of their st
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
are marking dr. martin luther king's birthday with a day of service. cbs reporter randall pinkston is live in washington now with more on everything going on, a busy day there, randall. >> reporter: quite a bit going on here today, indeed. there are preparations we can see, of course, all the rises that have been set up on the grounds of the capitol and along the parade route. the fences that have been put in place to make sure that everything could be secure. and of course the preparations, we can't see. all the law enforcement officers are making sure that everyone will be safe. but today the focus, it is on a day of service as a part of the inaugural weekend. >>> construction crews are working around the clock to prepare their capital for the second inauguration of president barack obama. it is a once in every four years job boom for the d.c. area contractors. >> yes, we have almost every skill under this roof. carpenters, the cabinetmakers, welders, graphic designers. painters. you name it. we have every skill. >> reporter: while the day of t
FOX
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
.c. area for the national day of service in honor of dr. martin luther king, jr. here at the d.c. armory, as those troops begin to arrive, many of them have been through this all before. they were part of the president's inauguration four years ago. that's the latest here in southeast, back to you. >> thank you very much. >>> parking is going to be tough to find on inauguration day. but you can take a cab to the national mall instead. d.c. taxis will line up near rfk stadium monday morning, heading directly to the plaza area. you can share a cab with up to three other people. it will cost you, of course. flat rate is $28 each way. >>> stay with fox 5 for the latest inauguration news and features. we have it all on air and online at myfoxdc.com. we will be on the air at 4:00 a.m. monday morning to begin our coverage. we'll also carry the president's swearing in live on sunday at noon. >>> you can see an impressive piece of presidential history on display at the library of congress. the lincoln bible will be on display from january 23rd through february 18th. lincoln took the oath with it
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 9:00am EST
honor dr. martin luther king jr., whose holiday is on monday. >> then tomorrow president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the inaugural ceremonies, the public ceremonies, will take place monday and will include performances by beyonce, james taylor, and kelly clarkson. >> it's going to be a show. and crews are still putting together the preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting with tom sherwood who's at the national mall. tom, we don't get to see you on many saturdays. this must be something special. >> reporter: no, i usually have something else to do on saturday, but this is pretty cool down here. this is the largest tent behind me over here ever erected on the national mall. it's for the national day of service. about 100 different organizations are represented here today. they range from local to national and community groups. also here are military and veterans groups, economic development, education, health care, you name it. it's all part of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something i
NBC
Jan 21, 2013 6:00am EST
a ticket. >> one featured float will pay tribute to the late dr. martin luther king jr. of course, this is the holiday observing his work here in the united states. also, you should look out for another float that honors the tuskegee airmen and features a replica of a plane flown in world war ii. >> lots of floats and local band. a great parade. >> absolutely. it's 6:07 right now. still ahead, pay close attention to the moment he put his hand on the piebible. why has so much meaning. >>> team coverage of the trip into town. >> if you are heading to the parade today, we want to hear from you. tweet us at nbc washington or send us a picture on instagram. add the ha >>> you may notice the president placing his hand on two bibles. that's because the president is using the bible abraham lincoln used for his inauguration in 1861 and dr. martin luther king jr.'s personal bible. today is martin luther king jr. day. both bibles will be stacked on top of each other for today's ceremony. >> incredible historic value from those two bibles. >>> 6:11 is our time. that means it's time for weathe
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 6:00pm PST
and legacy of dr. martin luther king just before -- just as he did before his first inauguration. >> it's a symbol of how our democracy works and how we peacefully transfer power. but it should also be an affirmation that we're all in this together. >> not far away, the vice president and a bunch of bidens helped to pack supply kits for members of the u.s. military. across the country, an estimated quarter million people did something to help someone else. there were clothing drives in manhattan, volunteers added a little life to the walls of a senior center, and as required by the constitution, president obama will take the oath at the white house tomorrow. then again monday in a grand ceremony at the capitol. >>> and you can experience the inauguration with us right here on nbc bay area on line and on air. on the web we will streamline video, and we will have photo galleries, as well. our political analyst, larry gerston, will be at the inauguration. he's in d.c. already. we'll have live reports starting tomorrow morning on "today in the bay." >>> hundreds of people in the bay area sp
ABC
Jan 22, 2013 1:40am PST
the president's hand on two bibles, president lincoln's and dr. martin luther king's. this time it was the president who seemed to swallow the words. >> the office of president of the united state -- >> and will, to the best of my ability. >> reporter: and then the president's address, with the theme of moving forward together. >> my fellow americans we are made for this moment. and we will see this as long as we see this, together. together. together. >> reporter: the first president ever to include in his inaugural and talking about the struggle for civil rights. >> for if we are truly created equal, the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> reporter: as the president made his exit, a pause turning around to take in his final inaugural moment one more time. a microphone picking up what he said. >> reporter: they look like so many american families do when they take in a parade. and we learned the family of the late dr. martin luther king asked the president and the chief justice sign the king family bible after the swearing in. and they did. david muir, abc n
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 6:30pm PST
to honor dr. martin luther king jr.. >> it really touches me and i just wanted an opportunity to say thank you to everyone that welcomed so hard on the -- worked so hard on the campaign. >> reporter: and a host of other events still to come throughout the weekend and into monday. the next one coming up for us will be heading to the golden state bash. a number of california lawmakers will be there and ann, we'll be talking to them about important issues facing californians coming up this year. >> all right, kristin we'll see you tonight at 11:00. look forward to the report. >>> and stay with cbs 5 and christin ayers for complete coverage of the inauguration. we'll have special reports from washington right through monday. >>> well, coming up, bullets fly as the bay fair b.a.r.t. station. what police have to say about the shooting. >>> that's my gun. don't say it got away from me. >> across the country they called it a rally in support of the second amendment. a look at how gun appreciation day unfolded right here in the bay area. >> what a day it
MSNBC
Jan 21, 2013 2:30am PST
. martin luther king. president obama will be sworn in with two bibles, one owned by martin luther king jr. and the other by abraham lincoln. the president and his family will attend a private prayer service at st. john's church across the street from the white house. at 10:00, the president heads to the white house to have coffee with congressional leaders. then at 11:55 a.m., the main vent. president obama will take the oath of office with the help of chief justice john roberts. today is expected to take on a less than euphoric tone of four years ago yet they're still going to hit on familiar themes like overcoming the bitter political divide in washington. senior obama adviser offered this preview. >> i think it's going to be a hopeful speech. i'll let the president speak for himself, obviously. but what he's going to do is i think remind the country that our founding principles and values still can guide us in a changing and modern world. he's going to talk about the fact that our political system doesn't require us to settle all of our differences. but it doesn't compel us to act wher
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 9:00am EST
as well as dr. martin luther king. chris, you just had quite a sight rolling passed you. >> reporter: we are trying to bring you a close-up, and you see behind me the two inaugural vehicles arrive. first the president, about ten minutes ago, the president and first family followed by a second motorcade of vice president joe biden and jill biden, and they are here at the washington ame church, and the people who got inside when they got here early, and then you see people lining the streets, and you were waving and happy? >> yeah, because he leaned forward and i saw him collectly and it made me happy. i wanted to wave and say we support you, and we want to welcome him to this moment. so it was awesome. it was good. >> reporter: tell me about who you brought? >> truly a great day in the nation's capital. this is my great grandchildren, and i wanted them to be part of this history. >> reporter: from? >> washington, d.c. >> reporter: you are from? >> seattle. >> reporter: let's take you to the church this morning at about 8:00 as they were preparing for the president. metropolitan ame is the
FOX News
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
's inauguration. we'll tell, but that. >> brian: we're celebrating the legacy of dr. martin luther king, jr., his niece is here live with how he might have solved the problem in america today. ♪ [ male announcer ] don't just reject convention. drown it out. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. an entirely new pursuit. introducing e all-new 2013 lexus ls f sport. i've got two tickets to paradise!l set? pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. there's the sign to the bullpen. here he comes. you wouldn't want your doctor doing your job, the pitch! whoa! so why are you doing his? only yr doctor can determine if your persistent heartburn is actually something more serious like acid reflux disease. over time, stomach acid can
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 2:00pm PST
, once used by the late dr. martin luther king, flown from atlanta to d.c., hand delivered for tomorrow's ceremony. just how significant are the bibles used during inauguration ceremonies? and a story that weighs in. >>> plus, predicting that the president's second-term poll slice fail. you won't believe the number of folks who say that. we are talking the left and the right. next. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. see lioutdoors, or in.ight. transitions® lenses automatically filter just the right amount of light. so you see everything the way it's meant to be seen. maybe even a little better. visit your eyecare professional today to ask about our newest lenses, transitions vantage and transitions xtractive lenses. experience life well lit. ask which transitions adaptive lens is
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 3:00am PST
the oath of office in 2009. the president will be sworn in using what is described as dr. martin luther king's personal bible. it traveled with dr. king when he traveled across our nation. and performing, of course, is an honor. the ultimate honor for any kind of band. repeat performance for the isirettes. this iowa drill team features fancy foot work. they performed for senator obama at a 2000 campaign event, and earned an invitation to his first inauguration. and they say it means a lot to be asked back. >> to be able to do it a second time, that means he understood us on a personal way and it's just -- it's mesmerizing. >> yes, nice to be asked back yet again. and this morning, showing you scenes from washington, d.c., and the astronauts on board the international space station will have this view of the inauguration. the iss crew members captured these images of washington, d.c. yesterday. it shows the potomac, and where the inauguration will be held. coming up, james clyburn will talk about the significance of the president's inauguration, happening today, which is martin luther ki
NBC
Jan 19, 2013 6:00am EST
. that begins at 9:30. the first family urges all americans to help honor dr. martin luther king jr. >> then tomorrow, president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the ceremony happens monday. >> crews are still putting together the final preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting off with nbc's daniel lee. she's live on the mall with more now. good morning, danielle. >> reporter: good morning. in just hours, thousands of people will be coming to the national mall here. many will be coming to tsee the memoria memorials, but they're also going to a tent that's been put up in honor of the national day of service. the crowds have arrived packed for a party. >> this is one of my bucket list experiences. >> reporter: tiffany grimes thrflew in from atlanta. her first stop was the national mall. >> over 200,000 people sign up nationwide. >> reporter: amelia is attending. she's here from new orleans. like four years ago, president obama has asked people nationwide to join his family and celebrate by serving. this year t
ABC
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
and evaluation. it is unclear when she will be released. >>> there were two special services honoring dr. martin luther king, junior. hundreds celebrated the civil rights leader legacy. he lead the congregation and he says dr. king focused on people in need. >> he was concerned about and trying to make sure that he really touched the real people, those who had greatest need. and of course there were those who were in poverty and those who were poor and those who had no jobs. >> he has taken dr. king's message to heart. it provides more than one million free meals a year along with affordable housing and health care. >> tomorrow is a holiday so a lot of people will be off and wondering what the weather will be like. >> exactly. leigh glaser will be back. >> it will be terrific. if you look back east at the inauguration festivities. washington, d.c., the expected temperature is 42 degrees. a 30% chance of a few snow showers. it looks high and dry and 52 for dallas and phoenix 75. if you are traveling airbeds -- around the state it will be a mild to almost warm day statewide. southern california is
ABC
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
and evaluation. beis unclear when s released. >>> there were two special services honoring dr. martin luther king, junior. hundreds celebrated the civil rights leader legacy. he lead the congregation and he says dr. king focused on people in need. >> he was concerned about and trying to make sure that he really touched the real people, those who had greatest need. and of course there were those who were in poverty and those who were poor and those who had no jobs. >> he has taken dr. king's message to heart. it provides more than one million free meals a year along with affordable housing and health care. >> tomorrow is a holiday so a lot of people will be off and wondering what the weather will be like. >> exactly. leigh glaser will be back. >> it will be terrific. if you look back east at the inauguration festivities. washington, d.c., the expected temperature is 42 degrees. a 30% chance of a few snow showers. it looks high and dry and 52 for dallas and phoenix 75. if you are traveling airbeds -- around the state it will be a mild to almost warm day statewide. southern california is getting up
CBS
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
honorering dr. martin luther king president obama will take the oath again, make his inaugural address, and ride in the inaugural parade. four years ago an estimated 1.8 million people came to tin august rags. this year organizers expect less than half that number. >> the first inauguration was a path-breaking historic moment. expectations are much lowered for the second inaugural. >> reporter: but the president hopes to make his second term historic. his staff says he'll be far more aggressive as he takes on the republicans in the house over spending, gun control immigration, and tax reform. >> he's now got to be the guy in charge, the guy who inspires the american people, and who gets them behind his principles and his policies. >> reporter: but this weekend as he takes the oath on bibles which belonged to president lincoln and dr. king president obama wants to remind the nation of its traditions. >> the inauguration reminds us of the role that we have as fellow citizens in promoting a common good. >> reporter: now today is a day of service in honor of dr. kin
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 12:00am PST
of the president talking about a conversations you had with dr. martin luther king and of course tomorrow is mlk day. it couldn't be a more appropriate day. i'm sure you would feel for barack obama's second inauguration. but in those conversations with martin luther king, he felt there may be an african-american president, the first black president in the next 40 years. you didn't think it would happen in your lifetime. >> it's -- that's true. i'm so excited. i'm so happy about my country. that we are growing up. >> and how do you think the president -- >> we are moving beyond ignorance. >> right. how do you think. >> sorry? >> how do you think he's done, president obama, in the first term and what would you like him to do more of in his second term? >> well, i think he's done the best he could. i think that there were number of people who as soon as he was elected put their feet down in -- their heels in to the earth and said, no matter what he does, no matter how good he is, i will not support him. i will resist his attempts to make our country better. i think that he was -- i think he was sur
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2013 10:00am EST
. martin luther king and show our shared values of service and citizenship. thank you so much and god bless. >> we have an incredible day for you here today. after the program, please check out all the wonderful organizations in the back. that is where you can pledge hours to help your community and our country all the along. i would like to bring up an incredible performer with a voice like an angel. she is the activist and activist and gospel singer, let's hear it for ms. adams. -- for miss yolanda adams. [applause] >> i am so glad you're here and i am honored to be here for the national day of service. showing out all day today. not just today, let's do it every day, ok? service is service is service is service every single day. we must be reminded that someone somewhere need this. even if you can give a hand or listen to someone's problems, that is better than i doing anything at all, right? let's sing.ll, ♪ yeah ♪ yeah ♪ put your hands together, come on. ♪i we talked periodically what should be every day ♪ ♪ no broken heart ♪ let's never have an end ♪ ♪ here i am ♪
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 7:00am PST
of service four years ago as a way to honor the spirit of dr. martin luther king jr.'s work. and our suzanne malveaux is at the national service event on the national mall. good morning to you. what have you seen there so far this morning? >> reporter: good morning. i guess i got a little lucky here. i was told i was going to be outdoors, but i'm inside this warm, beautiful tent. there are hundreds of people who are here gathered all to learn about community service. in this tent now, you might be hearing or even able to see if you've got a camera craned on the gospel great yolanda adams who's performing now. she's one of many of the superstars who have gathered here to call awareness to the importance of veering. now earl -- volunteering. now earlier we saw eva longoria. she talked about the need and her own foundation to give back to the latino community. we heard about giving back to military families. and then of course one of the co-chairs of this event, chelsea clinton, a lot of people got very excited about her. and she mentioned a couple of things. first of all, she said that she was
CNN
Jan 19, 2013 5:00am PST
. not far from where dr. martin luther king gave his historic "i have a dream" speech back in 1963 right here on the national mall. in just moments from now i'll be joined by clarence jones. he is a close, personal friend of mlk and a contributor on that very speech. and he will tell us what he wants to see from president obama's speech, his inaugural speech coming up on monday. >>> let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters... my individual health profile. not random statistics. they even reward me for addressing my health risks. so i'm doing fine... but she's still going to give me a heart attack. we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. how did i know? well, i didn't really. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 9:00pm PST
conversations you had with dr. martin luther king. tomorrow is mlk day. it couldn't be a more appropriate day i'm sure you would feel for barack obama's second inauguration. in those conversations he felt there may be an african-american president, first black president in the next 40 years. you didn't think it would happen in your lifetime. >> that's true. i'm so excited. i'm so happy about my country that we are growing up. >> how do you think the president -- >> we're growing beyond our ignorance. >> how do you think he's done in his first term and what would you like him to do more of in his second term? >> well, i think he's done the best he could. i think that there were a number of people who as soon as he was elected put their feet down, their heels into the earth and said no matter what he does, no matter how good he is, i will not support him. i will resist his attempts to make our country better. i think he was surprised because he had been elected with such fervor and such excitement. i don't think he expected to have such resistance. i know this from what i've seen so far. he's int
CNN
Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
gathering here, it was called let freedom ring concert in honor of dr. martin luther king. on the other side of the kennedy center, you have a who's who in latino communities, celebrating the fact that there was such a sense of empowerment in the community because of the campaign, because of the election and the re-election of president barack obama. had a chance to talk to a lot of people who showed up. some on the red carpet, others who were here for the concert, beau biden, i think he said there are 50 of them who have been running around over the weekend, getting together for these inaugural events, it's all a big celebration tonight. we talked a little bit about the things that happened, including a little controversial remark, his father made really off camera when he accidentally said he was the president. listen. beau good to see you again. what do you make of the last 24 hours and looking forward, there must be a lot of excitement? >> a lot of excitement, our whole family's together, which is nice, there's about 50 bidens running around this town. 13 immediate family, a bunch of kid
CNN
Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
." a tribute to dr. martin luther king and the public service he did and the public service people are doing around the country. another big event to celebrate their voting power, fund-raising power and putting the president back in office for a second term. we saw a lot of notables, celebrities here, had a hans to talk with eva longoria, mario lopez and a very important moment, one that took place for the first time. you had the legendary cheetah rivera, both of them singing together at the same time. it really brought the house down, chita rivera and rita moreno. the vice president was also in the house. people thought perhaps he was not only celebrating an inauguration but perhaps looking forward to a run in 2016. a lot of excitement, a lot of passion here at the kennedy center. i'm suzanne malveaux. back to you. >> wow. our thanks to suzanne and brooke. soledad, that's what we missed while we were sleeping. >> it looked really, really fun and really, really great. >> it did. >> let's talk about the supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. she'll be taking part in today's ceremonies. yester
KBCW
Jan 20, 2013 8:30am PST
on saturday with the national day of service to honor dr. martin luther king, jr. president obama stained a bookcase at a elementary school. >> everybody here, adult to children, understands the importance of giving back. >> reporter: last night katy perry, usher and others performed at a kid's inaugural ball honoring military families and their children. the first lady and her daughters were there as michelle obama kicked off three days of parties and ball to celebrate her husband's re- election. randall pinkston, cbs news, washington. >>> meanwhile in international news today, algerian bomb squads found numerous bodies as they search for explosives at a gas plant. algerian special forces raided the plant yesterday to end the standoff with islamic militants. it is said all 32 militant were cleared and it is unclear as whether any hostages were rescueed in the raid. 22 are dead but the number could rise. >>> and the government is warning about the risk of traveling to that area. there are risks that remain. state and department staff in the country with leave if they want they say. >
NBC
Jan 20, 2013 7:00am PST
not released a motive for the shooting. >>> new this morning, a church in san francisco will honor dr. martin luther king jr.'s legacy this morning with a celebration of poetry and music. today's celebrations start at 9:00 this morning and run until noon. glide memorial church is on ellis street in san francisco. the event is free. and open to the public. >>> happening right now, a live look at the white house as president obama will be sworn into office in a small private ceremony at 8:55 this morning. earlier this morning, the president attended a wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery before making his way back to the white house. vice president joe biden also was officially sworn in at the naval observatory just before 5:30 this morning. the big public celebration will happen tomorrow. coming up in about 20 minutes, our own political analyst larry gerston will join us live from washington, d.c., with more of what we can expect from the president during his second term after the parties have wound down. >>> an elite group of american heroes is set to embark on a pretty impor
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